Temp: 61 and humid, slight breeze with rain on the way
12/17/19 Turning Point Q (Canseco)
The Warm Up
1. The Squat x 10 IC
2. Through the Tunnel x 10 IC
3. Little Baby Arm Circles x 10 each direction IC
4. Side Straddle Hop x 15 IC
5. Micheal Phelp x 10
6. Imperial Walker x 15 IC
7. Annie x 10 circles each arm IC
8. Merkins x 10 OYO
Pax head to block pile to get bricks and blocks. Some pax get 3 bricks and everyone else get blocks. Return to teachers parking lot.
Begin with edge of curb sitting and place the brick between your feet. Lift the brick a minimum of 12 inches using your feet to hold the brick. Perform 20 reps, then immediately followed by 20 mountain climbers with your hands on the edge of the curb.
Then do 15 reps of brick lifts, followed by 15 mt climbers.
Finally, do 10 reps of brick lifts, followed by 10 mt climbers.
Then repeat cycle, beginning with 5 reps followed by 10 then finally 15 for brick lifts using your feet while sitting on edge of curb alternating with mt climbers.
Break into groups of 3
1 pax is at end of parking lot with a jump rope, another pax is at the end with a block doing an exercise. The 3rd pax is walking between the two while overhead pressing a block. When pax in the middle reaches the jump rope, they switch and then the pax overhead presses block while walking down to pax performing block exercise to switch. Every time the pax in the middle reaches one end or the other, they switch.
The pax in the middle is always doing overhead presses with the block. The pax not jumping rope is doing the following exercise:
1. Tricep Press
2. Curls for the Girls
Return blocks and bricks to pile
Mosey back to shovel flag.
Christmas Eve cross ruck 5 AM – 630 AM starting at Lexington County administrative building on Main St. 12/24/19. Group will stay roughly within a mile from the building for those who need to leave early to go to work. All are welcome.
1/1/20 F3 Lexington Convergence at LHS @ 7 AM (unverified start time)
Jack Babcock, for healing and recovery
Pocahontas’ wife’s family with loss of family this year and moving into holiday season for first time without these loved ones.
My daughter prepared for months for her role as Scar in her 7th grade music theater production of The Lion King. She knew her lines by heart and we had reviewed them numerous times. Although she was prepared and ready she was nervous about making a mistake on stage during her performance, even to the point of being sick to her stomach.
The night of the play she started off amazing, nailing all of her lines superbly and singing a wonderful solo. She was shining!! On her last scene of the play, she misspoke one line and corrected herself on stage. Unfortunately, her response to this slight mistake was that the remaining lines she had, she forgot… and ultimately needed some help recalling her lines from another character on stage for the remainder of the scene. In her mind she had blown the whole entire performance, but to all the audience it looked as though it was a minor hiccup in a small moment.
After the play ended, she was the last character to come out of the dressing room to greet the fans and when she finally did she ran to me and buried her head into my chest and cried for about a minute as I held her.
Attempting to console her, (even though I was heartbroken for her myself for her) I assured her she did phenomenally and to extend herself some grace and forgiveness. She did e wonderful throughout her performance, except one small error. She allowed it to make her feel all was bad, but she couldn’t have been more wrong.
This has been something I have struggled with all my life, not focusing on my struggles and allowing them to detract from my successes.
The next day at work, a patient who was struggling with her health and difficulty referenced Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
This allowed me to appreciate that struggle and failure are necessary and purposeful, despite the pain and agony it causes. Unknowingly, my patient helped me with my own reflection of my daughter’s recent struggle. We all have struggle and failure that are necessary for growth and acceptance. If we don’t endure hardships when we are young and learn to overcome them, we are likely to have a bumpy ride into adulthood and continuing forward. As hard as it was to see things go seemingly off the rails, she just needs to accept and say, ” I’m only human and not perfect.”
I’m very proud of my girl!!!